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Erosion or age overestimation? – the Urluia loess-palaeosol sequence

Aeolian deposits, such as loess, are considered the ideal material for luminescence dating. However, recent studies have revealed problematic discrepancies between different grain size fractions of quartz (e.g., Timar-Gabor, 2015). Nevertheless, the emergence of the pIRIR protocol (e.g., Thiel et al. 2011) gives us another useful tool for the investigation of loess-paleosol sequences, especially in higher dose ranges. This poster presents the luminescence investigation of 13 fine grain samples from the...
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Paleoenvironmental analysis of two loess profiles at the Ságvár Lyukas Hill in western Hungary

Paleoenvironmental investigations are undertaken for two loess profiles at the Ságvár Lyukas Hill in western Hungary. The site is known for its Upper Paleolithic findings. It is located ca. 12 km south-east of Siofok at Lake Balaton within a loess landscape, which exhibits dominantly northwest-southeast striking valleys. Granulometric, geochemical, rock magnetic and luminescence analyses were carried out.
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New geochronology of the Stalać section at the southern limit of European loess occurrence through pIR50IR290 dating

A new geochronology was established for the Stala´c loess-paleosol section in central Serbia. The section is located in the Central Balkan, at the transition zone between Atlantic, continental and Mediterranean climate regimes and is therefore potentially extraordinary sensitive to past and present climatic changes. Especially in the context of early human migration, this region is not intensively studied and has potential to contribute valuable information. This is the reason why it is investigated in...
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Loess in the foothills of the western Carpathians and its importance for paleoenvironmental reconstruction towards the Carpathian Basin

The CRC 806 „Our way to Europe“ focuses on the first arrival and dispersal of anatomically modern humans (AMH) from Africa to Europe. Within the second phase of this project, a subproject investigates the eastern trajectory of AMH dispersal through the Levant and Balkan Peninsula. Special attention is given to the Carpathian Basin and the surrounding foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. To this date, most Paleolithic sites in this region have been found in the foothills. To test the hypothesis whether...
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OSL characteristics from central European loess - Exploratory data analysis using the R package ‘Luminescence’

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The Stalac loess-paleosol sequence: pIRIR dating of polymineral fine grains and component analysis investigating dose dependency on quartz fine grains

Preliminary luminescence ages of the Stalac section are presented and challenges within the quartz SAR measurements are discussed.
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Paleoenvironmental change as derived from loess sediment properties: Examples of last glacial loess sites from the Carpathian Basin Spatial

The project B1 within the CRC 806 “Our way to Europe” focuses on the "Eastern Trajectory" of modern human migration from Africa into Europe. The Middle East, and SE Europe constitute the principal areas to be investigated. SE Europe has become a special research focus since two early Homo sapiens individuals have been found at Oase Cave in the southern Banat. The fossils lack any stratigraphic context; cultural and environmental circumstances of these findings have remained unclear. In the...
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Environmental change indicated by grain-size variations and trace elements: An example from the sandy-loess sediments from the Doroshivtsy site (Ukraine) Spatial

The recently discovered loess section of Doroshivtsy became famous due to archeological findings of the Gravettian. The profile represents a about 9 m sequence of sandy loess, intercalated by more humic horizons. It is situated in a flat gully and at an undercut slope of the Dniester River close to the village Doroshivtsy in the south-western Ukraine. Radiocarbon dating and luminescence ages are conclusive within the expected age range of the Gravettian period (22-28 ka). The loess section is composed...
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Environmental change indicated by grain-size variations and trace elements: examples from two different sections - the sandy-loess sediments from the Doroshivtsy site (Ukraine) and the loess section Semlac (Romania) doi

Loess sequences provide important and at least a partial continuous record of Quaternary palaeoenvironmental change; some of the sequences even bury archaeological remains. In addition, loess-palaeosol sequences provide valuable information concerning environmental change and climate evolution. In this study, we compare two sections: (1) The Middle to Late Pleistocene loesspaleosol section of Semlac in western Romania (MIS 10 – 1), and (2) the sandy-loess section of Doroshivtsy in western Ukraine (MIS...
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Evaluierung und Verbesserungspotentiale der Geochronologie basierend auf Löss-Paläobodenabfolgen des letzten Glazialzyklus im Rhein-Maas Gebiet

Im Fokus des Teilprojektes D1 des SFB 806 „Unser Weg nach Europa“ steht die Verbesserung des Verständnisses der Klima- und Umweltbedingungen während der ersten Ankunft des Modernen Menschen um 40.000 BP und seiner Rückkehr zwischen 18.000 und 12.000 BP im Westen Zentraleuropas. Zahlreiche Archive aus den Einzugsgebieten von Maas und Rhein ermöglichen anhand von komplexen Löss-Paläobodenabfolgen einen detaillierten Einblick in eine vielseitige Vergangenheit. Der zeitliche Fokus erstreckt sich von den...
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Environmental change indicated by a site-specific grain size ratio - the example of the Semlac loess-paleosol sequence (Romania)

Loess sequences provide important and at least a partial continuous record of Quaternary palaeoenvironmental change. In addition, loess-palaeosol sequences provide valuable information concerning environmental change and climate evolution. It is customary to reconstruct such changes by means of grain sizes ratios. In this study, we calculated an site-specific grain size (GS) ratio (Schulte et al. in review) and compare this ratio with the common U-ratio (Vandenberghe et al.1985) and, in addition, with...
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Climatological and environmental change as derived from physical and geochemical loess sediment properties: Examples of last glacial loess sites from the Pannonian Basin doi

The Project B1 within the CRC 806 “Our way to Europe” is focused on the "Eastern Trajectory" of modern human migration from Africa into Europe. The Middle East, Anatolia, Balkans and Southeastern Europe constitute the principal areas to be investigated. Within these larger regions key areas were selected for combined archaeological and geoarchaeological research, fieldwork having delivered case studies for initial Modern Human adaptational systems, yet to be fully...
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